Many individuals and family members seeking a drug rehab center are often only searching for a facility close by. The reasoning behind this is often either for convenience and/or for visitation. Neither one of these are necessarily bad, but what is often true is that it is good for someone to get out of their local environment.
In some cases, just being a few hours away by car is plenty distance, while others choose to fly from one side of the country to the other. Either way, there are arguments for both choices of staying close or going far away.
Rather than placing emphasis on location, we work with people to help determine what would be the best course of rehabilitation first, and then look for appropriate facilites and locations. Finding drug rehab centers that work is much more important in our opinion than finding one that is convenient. However, if one is close by that is the best fit for the situation, then great, but if an addict has to get on a plane and fly to another state for a few months then that is perfectly fine too.